Power BI just works!
Jason Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2018

Power BI just works!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft BI

We currently have limited use of Power BI within our IT and accounting departments for relaying reporting information. We use Power BI to create an efficient interface for our executive team to gain access to vital sales information from our restaurants in a concise, detailed manner as opposed to our traditional Excel spreadsheets. IT uses Power BI to track purchasing as well as within our help desk department.
  • Great for translating numbers in graphics that are easy to understand and manipulate for anyone with no technical expertise
  • Additional training and tutorials that exist with Power BI as users are working with it would be beneficial.
We integrate with SQL data and it has been very user-friendly in those aspects.
We have found that the ability to share info in basic formats for quick review or with more details drill-down capabilities is helpful when dealing with users with different skill levels.
Well Suited:
Reporting numbers for accounting to an executive team that can be displayed and referenced frequently.

Microsoft BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
5
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
6
Delivery to Remote Servers
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
7
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
7
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dedicated iOS Application
8
Dedicated Android Application
6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
6
REST API
8
Javascript API
10
iFrames
8
Java API
7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9